COVID-19 & Violence Against Older People - Elderly Women

Извор: WUNRN – 18.06.2020


WHO – World Health Organization - 15 June 2020

Key Facts

  • Around 1 in 6 people 60 years and older experienced some form of abuse in community settings during the past year.

  • Rates of elder abuse are high in institutions such as nursing homes and long-term care facilities, with 2 in 3 staff reporting that they have committed abuse in the past year.

  • Elder abuse can lead to serious physical injuries and long-term psychological consequences.

  • Elder abuse is predicted to increase as many countries are experiencing rapidly ageing populations.

  • The global population of people aged 60 years and older will more than double, from 900 million in 2015 to about 2 billion in 2050.



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